A complete days broadcast from 6am to 1am, transcribed on 21st September 1939. A genuine audio time capsule, this time taken from the closest generation tape in existence. Finest quality available and most complete version.
April 30, 2016 Subject:
I love this radio archive from 21 Sep 1939. I listen to it quite frequently and I feel as though I am back in 1939. My dad was 15 years old in 1939 and when I was growing up he told me about radio days of the 1930's and 1940's. What a time capsule this is. This is so important, America on the brink of WWII, a time of fading innocence, struggling with the idea of entering another World War. You get a real sense of what it was like in 1939 from housewives listening to soaps, news casts of the overseas situation, the Washington DC morning program, seems like Washington was still a bit of a sleepy town, a baseball game, with the Big Train Walter Johnson broadcasting , an important Presidential speech about the coming European War, comedy show, variety shows, music, this has it all! I have to tell you I wish there were more day long recordings from the 1930's and 1940's. If someone knows of any please post. This one is fantastic! If I could I would give this 10 stars!
January 4, 2016 Subject:
Yep, definitely the best version
For the first time, these programs are actually a pleasure to listen to. The other available versions sound quite muddy by comparison.
P.S. I would love to know what happened to the opening of file 24 (and it seems to occur in other versions of the broadcast as well). I assume the missing words at the start of the news report are the result of switching over from the local station to the network.
P.P.S. Mary Lee Taylor at 10AM is erroneously listed in some Archive schedules as a "soap." It's actually a cooking show.
April 22, 2013 Subject:
The best and most complete version of this historic recording that has ever surfaced!